Powerheads?

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  1. squall7733

    squall7733 O. vulgaris Registered

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    How exactly do you octo proof an in tank power head ? :/ I'm a little stumped on this one. I dont mind him moving it around much, but I dont want the little guy to get sucked into the propeller and hurt.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    One way is to cover the inflow and outflow tubes with some sort of plastic mesh netting - you can use cable ties to secure it. Don't make it a big bag - your small octo might get caught in the folds.

    I've used the netting that some smaller packages of veggies come in - clean it and thoroughly rinse it, then cut to the size you need.

    Nancy
     
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    Depending on the output of the powerhead, you can also use wide cell foam to cover it...I've had good luck with using tetra airlift filter sponges slid right over the intake to the powerhead...
     
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    squall7733 O. vulgaris Registered

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    One of my powerheads has one of those aquaclear filter attachments on it... I'm thinking I might be able to get away with just silliconing the connection so he wont be able to jerk it lose.

    The other powerhead is quite large and I'm wondering if I covered it with Bridal Netting, would that do the trick or is it not fine enough netting? (its for a new baby octo from octopets btw :) )
     
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    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    regular plastic window screen is probably better...very tough stuff ! Any homedepot/lowes/hardware place will have it in stock.
     
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    squall7733 O. vulgaris Registered

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    thanks for the suggestion :) doesnt sound too expensive either :)
     
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    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Also worth a try is those net cages to get to put over cakes or food for picnics, just remove the metal frame and your away!
     

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